During my 15 years of clinical experience, I have had several clients with post-abortion issues. It seems to be in women who had the abortion before many of the facilities did pre-abortion counseling. And when the woman felt that she was pressured into having the abortion. I have found that helping the client work through unresolved grief via writing letter(s) to their unborn child, an imagery or mock funeral, and other interventions really helps them. The person's religious beliefs also play a role in the issues. I don't think the APA recognizes it, and I have always used the PTSD or Adjustment Disorder diagnosis. Hope this helps.
I don't think the APA recognizes it, and I have always used the PTSD or Adjustment Disorder diagnosis.
Hope this helps.
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